Liverpool make early offers for English duo

Liverpool, who are likely to miss out on the Premier League title come Sunday, are already starting their summer transfer plans by making early bids for England stars Adam Lallana and Ashley Cole, Metro reports.

With the Reds back in the UEFA Champions League next season, manager Brendan Rodgers will be given the promised transfer funds to spend in the transfer market.

And the former Swansea boss isn’t wasting any time, reportedly already making a £20million bid for Southampton Player of the Year, Adam Lallana.

Lallana’s impressive form this campaign has seen the 25-year-old make it into England’s World Cup squad, and Liverpool would like to complete a deal before the tournament kicks off in June.

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, whose contract expires after Chelsea’s last game this year, has also reportedly been offered a one year contract by the Merseysiders.

However Cole has been a target for several elite teams around Europe, with Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Monaco all keeping tabs on the 33-year-old.

They are hoping to receive quick replies from both Southampton and Chelsea in order to finalize deals as soon as next week.